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The Program is open to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists, academicians, writers and researchers. To apply to New Directions, please complete the application form and mail to the address below. You may also click here to apply online. Be sure include an application fee of $100 and ask two people familiar with your professional work to send us references to ConfManagement@aol.com.

For further information or to mail your application form with the fee:
WCP - New Directions Program
P.O. Box 25112
Arlington, VA 22202
or email at ConfManagement@aol.com

For further information about the components of the Program, please contact:


The weekend conferences will be held at conference centers in the Greater Washington area. The weekends will generally run from 9:00 a.m. Friday to 12:45 p.m. Sunday.


Students can make up one weekend missed during their three year enrollment in the subsequent (fourth) year at no additional charge.

$805 per conference for alumni returning for additional weekend conferences in the 2011-2012 academic year.

$850 for the optional Winter Retreat 2011. Lodging and meals are separate.

If the student chooses to work with a writing consultant, the fee will be mutually arranged.


Full attendance at each weekend conference is required to receive CME or CE credits.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To evaluate psychoanalytic findings and psychoanalytic perspectives.
  2. To facilitate the development of students as psychoanalytic writers.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and (name of non-accredited provider). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program and its content and offers a maximum of 18 credit hours for this activity. The programs of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. meet the criteria for continuing education as defined by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners, District of Columbia and Virginia Boards of Social Work, and the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. designates this program as a continuing education activity for social work for a maximum of 18 credit hours.